Let’s think about this for a moment: When you’re stressed out, rather than stressing out some more and giving yourself anxiety — try doing something creative. “Let that creativity be a hobby of some sort or something you enjoy doing — photography, drawing, painting, writing. These creative factors have shown proven results for improving an individual’s health when they are stressed out,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. A stress study was recently conducted to showcase how creativity can play a huge role in reducing it. Researchers tested 40 people by giving them art supplies and mentioned to draw or make anything in the next 45 mins to an hour. These researchers discovered that over 70% of individuals showed a decrease in stress causing elements and hormones. “This study proves that everyone can be creative, by utilizing something that so often stays dormant, can prove to be a valuable factor and help out tremendously,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
We especially like this study and research that was conducted because it points out several helpful factors. One psychologist says that when you create, you are challenging your imagination which is a productive use of your mind. When you let yourself be creative and get into a flow, you are composition a distressful situation for your mind and yourself. “Many people describe creative as a way of expression. Expression is something that helps us feel free and utilizing what makes you feel and express, you’re ultimately letting yourself be productive,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
For example, “In a study conducted by John Hopkins researchers, the brains of six accomplished jazz musicians were scanned while they improvised on a keyboard. The findings showed that there was a decrease of activity in the region of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which is typically associated with thought, deliberation, and self-monitoring. This is the part of the brain that you use when taking a tough exam or trying to interpret the words of a potential investor. The muted activity suggests that creativity or more precisely improvisation lowers your guard” (Entrepreneur.com). The next time you feel yourself in a rut and stressed over it, make sure you are utilizing your inner creativity and letting it help you out.
“In order to grow and challenge yourself with everything around you, it’s important to get out of your comfort zone. There are many reasons as to why this is important. The first one is simply because you should do it to make yourself better and understand there’s more out there if you’re willing to try,” says Lisa Capre managing director of CapreLife Global. According to a recent article on Forbes, the writer Jacob Morgan, discusses the importance of following steps to get out of your comfort zone. His article, “Why Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career” starts out by talking about what he did and how he came to a realization that this is the best thing to do. Morgan writes, “I firmly believe that getting out of my comfort zone was one of the most important things I have done for my career, but it took me a long time to realize that. I’m hoping that what I share below will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone, regardless of whether you are a senior executive or a junior level worker. For someone who is self-employed, this is crucial.”
“We love how Morgan is openly sharing his experience of getting out of his comfort zone. He mentions in an interview he did about his work and how that challenged him to reach out of his comfort zone,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Morgan says, “I finally started to do both of these things. I really got inspired by the work that Jay Baer was and is doing with his blog, video series, and podcast (among other things). The guy is an absolute content machine and is always trying to find innovative ways to share his ideas. So, I decided to try some new things myself, hence the launch of The Future of Work Podcast and The Future in 5 (video series) both of which get shared here on this blog. I remember when I first start speaking in front of large groups of people how strange and awkward that felt, but I had to force myself to do it because it’s an important way to spread ideas and build a brand.”
At CapreLife Global, we believe that getting out of your comfort zone provides you with new and exciting opportunities. These opportunities will either show you what you want or show you what you don’t. Morgan puts this perfectly, “You will find that the more you get out of your comfort zone, the more opportunities you will find in your professional and personal life. It’s no secret that the world of work is changing that employees and organizations who cling to the status quo (aka comfort) are going to be the first ones to become obsolete.”
Being able to motivate yourself is a reliable quality. “The more we are motivated and influence ourselves, the more we’re confident in our abilities,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. When an individual is able to be influence themselves, they influence others and becomes a leader figure. For example, in the business field, we are given the honor of being among some of the most successful individuals. We learn strategies and methods for marketing as well as implement them thoroughly. Our representatives at CapreLife Global are also very in tune with an understanding that influence is an important aspect of professionalism. There are various ways to influence yourself. Some of them are just as simple as believing in your ability and applying it decisively. So since influence goes hand in hand with brain power and intellect, here are some ways many of the best and smartest individuals motivate themselves.
Control VS. Uncontrollable
“We always try to control situations. If a method doesn’t work we resort to other measures to make sure it happens. Something thing changes, plans change and that’s completely okay. But your attitude is what matters. When you make peace with the fact that things change, you worry less about it, and you give yourself the power to control the situation,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
Put your perspective and view on what matters. Don’t worry about unnecessary thing because you will be wasting time. Your time is valuable, it’s underrated, and it matters a lot. Think about it this way: “is this investment worth it?” train your mind to see the bigger picture and let go of a toxic mindset.
Influential individuals understand that feedback is the most important aspect to growing. “If you’re growing, you’re dying. If you are not learning you’re not thriving,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. One of the greatest challenges in life is motivating yourself to be the person you see at the highest point. There’s always someone better, but be better for yourself so that you’re confident.
In the midst of feeling negativity, there is always a ray of hope somewhere. “Many times we have various reasons to feel hopeless, negative and helpless when we’re faced with a challenge. But there are various tactics to help you combat these negative feelings. How you move forward depends on your ability to think optimistically,” says Lisa Capre managing director of CapreLife Global At CapreLife Global, our motto is very simple. Positivity leads positive results. It doesn’t matter that you’ve come across a challenge. You can either let the challenge defeat your spirits, or you can build up the courage to combat any hurdles you’re facing. “Individuals that have passions and goals need to understand that negativity and struggles are temporary, they can be tackled with a strong mindset and positive vibe,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
CapreLife Global has come up with a few tactics to help with tackling negativity and lead a more optimistic mindset. Not only will it be resourceful for your future, but you will accomplish a lot.
One of the best ways to defeat a negative vibe is by taking action towards better things. For example, instead of feeling bad that you failed, find a way or make a plan to try a different strategy. Make a decision to do certain things to make yourself feel better about what is troubling you.
“This is probably the simplest but hardest things to do. Many times we have difficulties because we fail to acknowledge that we have so many blessings, take a moment to think of all the good things you have and that keeps you hoping for good things,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
Listen and Inspire Yourself
Read inspirational books, blogs, and articles. Make sure you find ways to keep yourself inspired. Find a new hobby? Inspiration keeps us up and about, helps us accomplish a purpose as well.
Many individuals understand that the key to have a successful lifestyles lays in the fact that a person must commit to bringing balance of each aspect of their life. “It’s extremely important to invest time in yourself for a healthy professional work and play lifestyle. Activities such as the gym, reading an inspirational book, work, surrounding yourself with great people that have similar drive and ambitions. These are all key factors to help you in bringing an active aspect within your life,” says Lisa Capre managing director of CapreLife Global.
At CapreLife global we like to promote healthy mind, body and attitude habits. Our representatives know the value of having balance personally and professionally. “I’ve noticed that once you maintain or develop that balance criterion, everything else tends to flow. I learn things better and feel like I am hitting all my goals to the highest level,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
“Recently while finding the balance I need, I’ve discovered the value of networking. It has opened the doorway to make sure I surround myself with like-minded, goal-getters” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. The American Gala award show is presenting itself this month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to network with business owners, potential new leaders, and innovators in our field. Two representatives from CapreLife Global will be given a chance to attend and meet all these phenomenal leaders. “My main thing is to keep learning constantly. Whether it may be through networking or to develop balance. There needs to be a drive to learn and capability of constantly absorbing new positive energy,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
Through developing our lifestyle balance, we come across the value of networking and how important it is to take lessons from those that have been down the same route as you. Success always inspires CapreLife Global and knowing that people can accomplish great things through the same process as we are in, is something very comforting and competitive to look forward to. “Being able to better yourself constantly and find a flow personally and professionally will help your progress from being useful to becoming extraordinary,” notes Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
“We’ve all made excuses time and time again. For example, “I’ll start the gym tomorrow, I am too busy today,” this is a typical example of someone pushing something off and making an excuse saying they are busy. Most of the time, this person won’t even end up going “tomorrow,” unless they truly decide to motivate themselves,” says Lisa Capre, managing director of CapreLife Global. At CapreLife Global, we don’t believe in excuses. Excuses are merely self-made hurdles you create for yourself that are in between you and your dreams. “I always tell my team that if you want to accomplish something, hit high numbers or just, in general, be better for yourself, you need to start by eliminating excuses and getting motivated by the fact that you can do whatever you set your mind to,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Our representatives at CapreLife Global have come with 5 of the best motivational quotes to help us stay away from excuses and on the route to success.
“Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them, and your foes won’t believe them.” ―John Wooden
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ―George Washington Carver
“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.” —John Burroughs
“The trouble with excuses is that they become inevitably difficult to believe after they’ve been used a couple of times.” ―Scott Spencer
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you. Never excuse yourself.” ―Henry Ward Beecher
Studies show that when people become better individuals from within, they become better workers, representatives and business partners at work. Research indicates that 13% of workers are fully motivated at work. “People can’t help but act on emotional responses. They are among those rationalize their behaviors but when it comes to truly getting the fullest potential from your representatives, it’s important to let them understand the importance of personal growth,” says Lisa Capre, managing director of CapreLife Global. Let’s think about it, when you see most movies and shows, you always notice how company leaders and bosses overwork their representatives or the worker feels underappreciated which leads them to feel miserable at work. “Too often, business leaders will train and assume to get profits through those individuals without any personal connection,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
At CapreLife Global, we value all our representatives. We believe that training is just the basic. The most important aspect of what they learn is how they can adjust and build themselves to succeed. Personal development for workers can lead to big plays in the overall success of a company. Research done by S. Chris Edmonds (Author of The Culture Engine) states, “ His client created and communicated its core values and then held senior leaders accountable for implementing the new cultural standard. Within six months, conflicts, absenteeism, rework, and grievances declined 60 percent. Within a year, efficiency had improved by more than 40 percent.” It all starts by changing your environment and making it more approachable to your representatives.
“One of the most important things we value at CapreLife is the basis of interaction and communication. It’s said so many times that communication is essential, but we often ignore things and don’t fully use it. Our representatives know that being communicative is the best approach to letting everything flow smoothly. They know the effects of good interaction and the balance it keeps at our company,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Another important factor is creating a learning type of space. We love the fact that we’re able to train individuals into achieving their goals as well as becoming better from within. It gives them confidence knowing they are guided and helped, but also independent! This is why we put personal development first because when our representatives value themselves and see that they can grow, everything around us will grow also!
In a recent TED Talks event, a speaker Julian Treasure talked about the importance of speaking powerfully. He says, “Many times we speak, but the other person isn’t listening. How can we speak more powerfully to make sure we’re being heard?” At CapreLife Global, we want all our representatives to communicate effectively. “Being able to come through with the right type of communication can land you clients and customers, which will enable you to do your task more efficiently,” says Lisa Capre, managing director of CapreLife Global. Julian Treasure says there area number of habits that make you less heard. These conversation killers is what make people hard to listen to: gossiping, judging, negativity, excuses and complaining. These are some of the methods of speaking that you need to stay away from. It can be hard to avoid these types of conversation methods, but there are many ways to make sure you are not losing your listener.
Treasure says “There are four imperative foundations to stand on to make our speak powerful and change the world. And that comes from the word HAIL.” HAIL stands for honesty, authenticity, integrity and love. “The important idea behind these things is that it allows you to be clear and transparent in what you’re trying to convey. When you’re able to be straightforward but still present it with a type of clearness is establishes trust and the audience wants to listen,” notes Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Some methods that Treasure mentions to help accommodate HAIL is by instruments such as, Register. He says, “If you want weight, you need to go down here to chest… We vote for politicians with lower voices; it’s true because we associate depth with power and authority. That’s register.” Another one is Timbre, “This is the way your voice feels. Research shows that we prefer voices that are rich, smooth, warm, like hot chocolate.” says Treasure. Finally, one of the others is called Pace and Pitch. Treasure says this is explained by “I can get very excited by saying something really quickly, or I can slow right down to emphasize…. Of course, pitch often goes along with pace to indicate arousal.”
“These are the perfect tools for individuals that are trying to better their speaking and be heard well by listeners. Our business partners work hard on maintaining their communication skills. It’s essential because most of what we do is speaking. But we want to make sure we’re being heard,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. HAIL is perfect when complemented with instruments such as register, timbre, pace and pitch. These things together will help you to be a better speaker. It’ll help you establish your words clearer, and the results will show once these have been thoroughly implemented. This TED Talks has given us extra trips as business leaders to make sure we’re being heard. We highly recommend watching it for some valuable information!
“The most important quality that leaders and business owners should have is the ability to be decisive. Many times we’re faced with situations that require our instinct and strategic problem-solving skills to come with a solution,” says Lisa Capre, Managing Director of CapreLife Global. In the business industry and entrepreneurship, it’s important imperative that you embody the quality of being decisive. Since many people are not, this will give an edge when it comes to what you want from yourself and your goals. At CapreLife Global, our goal is to make all our representatives savvier when it comes to making decisions. It’s because of like-minded and strategic thinkers in our company that we consider ourself to be one of the best. “There’s 3 ways to become a person that’s decisive. We did some thinking, and we found that these three ways will help you become more firm with your decisions and help your future,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
- Your time is valuable. It’s important to do things at your pace and when you believe you can accomplish them. Many people expect such speed nowadays that they forget not everyone runs the same way. While others can make decisions faster, some are not. In this case, you often will feel pressured to make a decision and many times you’ll make the wrong one. But you should know that you can give your answer and decision when you decide when you are ready. “Don’t let anyone rush you into making bad decisions, that comes from you and entirely yourself at the end of the day,” mentions Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
- Map your route. It’s so much easier to make a clear decision when you know what you want. When you’re trying to plan out your route to achieve a goal or make a decision, make sure you list everything down. Create a strategy for yourself, that way you are prepared every step of the way. This has helped tremendously at CapreLife Global, and after building a foundation, it’s easier to make quick and better decisions.
- Find out what causes hesitation. Usually, indecisiveness derives from uncertainty and fear. Based off that, figure out why you can’t make a decision about something. Is it your instinct telling you it’s a bad move? Or is it fear that is making you unable to move forward. In any case, find the confidence to understand the root of your problem and make an effort to eliminate that factor and clear your route.
Many women are all about feminism and women rule. “But this only goes as far as sharing a Facebook post, a quote and just mere words. Words not followed by action are useless and don’t mean a thing,” mentions Lisa Capre, Managing Director of CapreLife Global. It’s such a powerful thing in our day and time that women have risen higher and have the ability to recognize what they deserve. “We’ve had marches, strikes, equal pay day and various events that have put forth the idea that women will fight back and we have,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. So what can you do, instead of watching from the sidelines and nod your head? What can be done to show that we’re serious and especially in the workplace how can we acknowledge each other’s presence and empower each other while staying competitive?
CapreLife Global knows that there are various ways to show and empower women in the workplace. It starts one step at a time, and we’ve gathered 3 for you try out next time you meet your fellow female colleague!
- Look at women as human beings. When you see a man and woman, there are distinct differences but stop thinking of each other as different genders. See each as they are, human. “A common thing I’ve noticed among many people is that they tend to call out people by mentioning their gender. It doesn’t matter if your MD is a male or female, it matters that they are human, so treat them that way and remove the gender aspect. It’ll instantly give respect,” mentions Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global.
- Shake hands. Many women, do not shake each other’s hands. That needs to change when you meet a fellow female make sure you introduce yourself next time and shake their hand! It’ll make a difference, we know it. Entrepnerur.com write, “This may sound trivial, but impressions are formed on both sides in a greeting and perception becomes a reality. If you are acting like or treated like a delicate flower in your shake, that sets the tone for what follows.”
- Appreciate and boost each other. “Many times people, in general, don’t give proper recognition, acknowledging each other’s success as a woman is truly empowering. It makes unity a real thing and shows that you are not alone and others are happy that you’re doing well,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Capre makes sure to do this with her business partners and ensures everyone is rising above themselves and helping each other along the way. That’s how you reach empowerment.